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December 12, 2013 | By Booth Moore, This post has been corrected as indicated below
Paris-based fragrance “nose” extraordinaire Frédéric Malle was in town Wednesday for a dinner hosted by  Barneys New York and Gelila Puck at Cut Sidebar in Beverly Hills. “Welcome to my house,” Malle joked to guests as they walked through the door, past a glowing red candle in the “Joyeux Noel” scent by Dominique Ropion. Malle grew up in the fragrance industry; his grandfather founded Parfums Christian Dior, and his mother was an art director for Dior.
December 10, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
Shhh --  this is what I'm getting the husband for Christmas: a steel triangle dinner bell, to signal to guests that it's time to sit down at the table. They're inevitably an unruly bunch, wandering around the garden, rubbing scented geranium leaves between their fingers, calling up to find out what's growing on the trellis, whether they can pick some tangerines. Or getting so involved in storytelling that it becomes hard to herd them toward the table mid-story. But this is the solution.  And quite a handsome one. Designed by Pat Kim of (where else?
November 28, 2013 | By James Barragan and Paresh Dave
In the early evening, in the thick of Thanksgiving dinnertime, another round of retailers opened their doors to deal-hunting shoppers. Toys R Us began welcoming customers at 5 p.m. At the store in Bell Gardens, Cathleen Leal, 35, had been waiting outside for 12 hours, making her the first person in line. For six of the last seven years, the Bell resident has been an avid holiday shopper. This year, her husband joined in. The pair's Thanksgiving dinner consists of a Starbucks run and Chinese food.
November 22, 2013 | By Mary MacVean
Depending on who sits at your Thanksgiving table, you may already have figured out how to serve vegetarians or people allergic to nuts. But gluten-free is another matter. Increasing numbers of people are choosing to forgo gluten (or learning they must do without it), and the holiday - with its pie crusts and dinner rolls and stuffings - poses a challenge. Turkey is generally gluten-free, but as many diners will tell you, the turkey is mostly a delivery device for dishes like gravy and stuffings that often have wheat - the primary source of gluten in our diets.
November 21, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
If two famous people have dinner in public, must it be love? One Direction boy-bander Harry Styles, 19, and reality-TV star Kendall Jenner took in a meal together Wednesday night at Craig's restaurant in West Hollywood, sparking speculation that it might have been a date. Remember, Kendall, Taylor Swift said she knew he was trouble, trouble, trouble! Styles hopped behind the wheel and drove both of them away after dinner in a black Range Rover, according to the Daily News . That's when paparazzi snapped shots of the couple.
November 18, 2013 | By Noelle Carter
You can't beat the rich flavor to be had from these dishes, each ready in 45 minutes or less. They're just a few of the many vegetarian options available in our new recipe database : Wild mushroom frittata: Love mushrooms? You can't beat this frittata combining thinly sliced wild mushrooms with tangy creme fraiche, Pecorino Romano, sliced garlic and shallot, and fresh thyme and chives. Brussels sprouts salad with mustard vinaigrette: This fun salad gets its crunch factor from blanched Brussels sprout leaves, which work well tossed with colorful dried cranberries and blueberries and toasted whole almonds.
November 15, 2013 | By Timothy M. Phelps
WASHINGTON - During Supreme Court arguments, Justice Clarence Thomas sits mute, not asking a single question while his colleagues on the bench jockey to get in the next interrogatory. But this week, in front of 1,300 adoring conservative lawyers in a Washington hotel ballroom, another Clarence Thomas emerged: loquacious, folksy, irreverent, and totally at ease with his audience and himself. The result was a glimpse of the court's most controversial figure letting down his hair, talking candidly about not just his upbringing but his feelings and his approach toward judging.
November 14, 2013 | By Jay Jones
If Vegas is your destination for Thanksgiving, you'll find plenty to be thankful for, including accommodations as cheap as $24 and a bounty of dining options as low as $13. Plus there's a special tree-lighting ceremony that kicks off the holidays.  A CheapOair survey found that Las Vegas is the third-most popular destination for U.S. travelers this Thanksgiving. New York and Orlando, Fla., are first and second, respectively. The day before Thanksgiving and the holiday are generally quiet ones for Strip hotels, which explains the prices I found online Wednesday.
November 11, 2013 | By Booth Moore and Adam Tschorn
It was an evening to die for. On Saturday, British jewelry designer Stephen Webster hosted a provocative event mixing contemporary art and food in the upstairs gallery above his Rodeo Drive store. Titled "The Last Supper," it was the West Coast debut of photographs depicting the final meals of death row inmates by fellow Brit (and longtime pal) artist Mat Collishaw , with last meal-worthy victuals cooked up by renowned British chef (and another of Webster's across-the-pond posse)
November 8, 2013 | By Noelle Carter
Thanksgiving is just days away, and it's never too soon to start planning your menu! Food editor Russ Parsons and I will be demonstrating videos of classic dishes on the blog every couple of days to get you in the mood. We're beginning with a Test Kitchen favorite: pumpkin-thyme dinner rolls. This recipe, from food writer Regina Schrambling, is a reminder that a well-made roll is something special. Crisp on the outside but tender at the center, and terrific enough to have been named one of our best recipes of the year in 2002, they adapt easily to even the most crowded holiday schedule.
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